CA – Neil Patrick Harris Signing

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Neil Patrick Harris appears at Barnes & Noble on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir Choose Your Own Autobiography!

Author Event
In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light, celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based-life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets the reader live his life. Join us for a very special evening when Neil Patrick Harris visits to sign his memoir.

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded signing. Please check with the store soon for guidelines.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

CA – Burn the Orphanage Signing

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Sina Grace appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Burn the Orphanage, Volume 1: Born to Lose on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

CA – Sisters/Amulet Signing

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Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier appear at Alameda Free Library to sign their comics on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm! Books available for sale courtesy of Books Inc.

Press Release:

Kazu Kibuishi celebrates the latest in his bestselling Amulet series, Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien–Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. And Eisner Award-winner Raina Telgemeier celebrates the follow-up to the wildly popular Smile, Sisters–Raina can’t wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realises things won’t be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara’s cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years but when their family starts to change, they realise they must figure out how to get along like real sisters.

Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak Street, Alameda CA 94501
(510) 747-7777

CA – Hidden People Exhibition

ga-nucleusGraham Annable (Grickle creator & co-director of The Boxtrolls) showcases new work based on the eerie narratives of “The Hidden People” at Gallery Nucleus with an eexhibitionopening on Saturday, October 18th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM!

Opening Reception Highlights
50+ new works by Graham based on the stories of “The Hidden People”
Exclusive publication/US release of the comic short “Hidden” (signed & limited to 100 copies)
Exclusive new print releases by the artist
Free refreshments
…and more to be announced!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – The Little World of Liz Climo Signing

lclimoCartoonist Liz Climo appears at Diesel Bookstore on Thursday October 2nd at 7pm along with a panel of of artists!

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Press Release:

Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Liz Climo to the store to participate in a panel discussion and sign her new book, The Little World of Liz Climo, on Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm.

Joining Liz will be a panel of illustrators and animators: Madeleine Flores, webcomic creator of Help Us Great Warrior!; Monica Ray, author of Phuzzy Comics and storyboard artist for Nickelodeon’s upcoming show, Bad Seeds; and Annie award winner, Giancarlo Volpe who has worked on various TV shows including, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This panel will be moderated by director, editor and comic aficionado, Kurt Mattila.

Artist Liz Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters, where everyone from grizzly bears, dinosaurs, rabbits, and anteaters grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Through her comics, we discover that an armadillo can dress for Halloween, a dinosaur can be a loving parent … and a rhino can squeeze orange juice! This new collection features more than 100 of her comics, starring her beloved characters in all kinds of funny situations, from celebrating holidays to helping friends.

Liz Climo is a character artist for The Simpsons and has worked on The Lebrons and Seth Macfarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. She also the author of Le Petit Monde de Liz, a comic collection published in France as well as a forthcoming children’s book. She lives in Los Angeles.

Diesel Bookstore – Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402
310-576-9960

CA – LeVar Burton Signing

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LeVar Burton appears at the Santa Monica Public Library on Saturday, October 18th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm!

Press Release:

Santa Monica Public Library is honored to welcome acclaimed actor and children’s literacy advocate LeVar Burton for the launch of his first-ever picture book, published by Reading Rainbow. The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm is a story designed for parents and kids to read together when facing stressful or difficult situations. The book emphasizes the helpers and positives in a child’s world and the value in having friends and family work together to get through tough times. A book sale and signing follows Mr. Burton’s talk.

This program is free and open to all ages, but is a ticketed event. Free tickets for auditorium seating will be released one hour prior to the program. No reservations available. Book sales provided at the library during the program thanks to our pals at Barnes & Noble Santa Monica. Mr. Burton will only sign copies of THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM. No memorabilia please.

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Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8600

CA – Green Arrow #35 Signing

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Writers Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski appear along with colorist Gabe Eltaeb at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, October 1st starting at 7:00 PM for a signing of their debut issue of GREEN ARROW.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Long Beach Comic Con Announces Full Slate of Programming for 2014

Press Release:

Long Beach Comic Con Announces Full Slate of Programming

LBCC14_FullProgram LBCCLong Beach, CA (September 25, 2014) – Long Beach Comic Con will present more than 80 panels over two days this weekend, September 27 and 28, 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The panels run the gamut of a wide array of pop culture topics, including:

  • Celebrations of comic book icons Archie, Batman, The Crow and Hellboy.

  • Conversations about pop culture phenomenon The Katniss Chronicles: Hear the Girl on Fire; Honest Trailers; Robot Chicken.

  • Topical and timely discussions about diversity in the comic book industry: Prism Comics panel, It’s a Queer, Queer World!; Race & Comics; She Makes Comics: A Documentary Celebration of Women in Comics; and more. And the details for the Dwayne McDuffie Award will be formally  announced Saturday, September 27 at 10:30 AM.

  • Animation panels dedicated to popular cartoons and appearances by Greg Weisman and Man of Action’s Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle.

  • Kids programming including interactive panels where kids can learn how to draw the Simpsons and Futurama characters and “how to draw your dragon.”

  • Cosplay panels.

  • Horror programming, with a panel moderated by Horror Writers Associated and a panel sponsored by the films VHS Viral and ABCs of Death 2 with new trailers for both films.

  • A Young Adult panel featuring best-selling novelists Leigh Bardugo, Robin Benway, Cecil Castellucci, Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston, and Margaret Stohl

  • A Banned Books Week discussion led by the Newport Beach Branch Library with bestselling writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and SALON contributor Samuel Sattin

  • #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists can learn from comic book professionals. Over two days, workshops will walk through the entire #makecomics process: from writing and drawing to running a Kickstarter and publicizing your work.

“We’re so excited for fans to experience the robust programming slate for Long Beach Comic Con,” said  Phil Lawrence, Co-founder and Sales Director of Long Beach Comic Con. “It’s our most ambitious year to date for programing and we’re thrilled to offer panels that speak to the diverse interests and passions of comic book fans.”

Earlier this month, Long Beach Comic Con announced the Guests of Honor for show:

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics’ AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE)

Mike Allred (Marvel Comics’ SILVER SURFER)

Laura Allred (Marvel Comics’ SILVER SURFER

Sandy King Carpenter (Storm King Production’s ASYLUM)

Joe Casey (Man of Action, BEN 10)

Amanda Conner (DC Entertainment’s HARLEY QUINN)

Chris Dingess (Skybound Entertainment’s MANIFEST DESTINY)

David Gallaher (Bottled Lightning’s THE ONLY LIVING BOY)

Joe Kelly (Man of Action, BEN 10)

JT Krul (Aspen’s JIRNI)

Mike Mignola (Dark Horse Comics’ HELLBOY)

James O’Barr (THE CROW)

Jimmy Palmiotti (PaperFilms’ SEX & VIOLENCE)

Jamie S. Rich (Oni Press’ Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks)

Duncan Rouleau (Man of Action, BIG HERO 6)

Steven T. Seagle (Man of Action, BIG HERO 6)

Marc Silvestri (Top Cow)

Richard Starking (Image Comic’s ELEPHANTMEN)

Babs Tarr (DC Entertainment’s BATGIRL)

“In addition to the panels, fans will be able to talk to exhibiting publishers including Archie Comics, Aspen Comics, Bottled Lightning, Man of Action/Image Comics, PaperFilms, Skybound Entertainment, Storm King Productions, Top Cow, and Valiant Entertainment,” said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. “Early online buzz, social media chatter and advance ticket sales all point to this being a terrific weekend. I strongly urge fans to buy their tickets in advance and arrive early both days before the show opens.”

Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Con, Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 28 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now through the website: www.longbeachcomiccon.com.

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You can download the LBCC programming schedule as a PDF.

About Long Beach Comic Con

Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Con is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.

CA – East of West Signing

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Nick Dragotta, Eisner Award winning Penciller/Inker of East of West, signs at Illusive Comics on Wednesday, October 15th! This event is going to be extra special because Nick will hold a Q&A and Sketch Lesson before the signing! More details to come, but clear your afternoon and evening on the 15th of October, for sure! (Limit 1 sketch and 4 autographs per person at a time)

Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
408-985-7481

CA – LeVar Burton Signs

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LeVar Burton, host of Reading Rainbow and star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, appears for an incredible reading and signing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 pm. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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